Appellate practice starts at the trial court level by preserving issues for appeal and framing arguments to be addressed by the appellate courts. Once on appeal, our experience crafting persuasive briefs and delivering effective oral arguments can be outcome determinative as to whether an adverse ruling is overturned or a favorable one preserved.
A major First Amendment case is pending before the United States Supreme Court, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577. A daycare operated by and in Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri, applied for a grant from the state Department of Natural Resources to help resurface the daycare’s playground. The grant was […]